Chatham 250 Celebration Themes

These themes were showcased for guests, through events, activities, and historical projects throughout the year. 

Creative Arts

Growth and



Diversity and Community



Thank you for celebrating
Chatham County's 250th Anniversary with us!


Chatham 250 Passport Overview

Welcome to the Chatham 250 Passport Experience! Each of the five Chatham 250 Passports - Creative Arts, Growth and Change, Community and Diversity, Agriculture and Natural Environment - offer nearly 20 safe, accessible, and fun activities designed to help you explore Chatham County in honor of this 250th anniversary.

How it works:

  1. Register each Passport Experience participant on the Chatham 250 website

  2. Use the QR Code to view events and locations details for the passport activities

  3. Check off passport activities as you go -- it’s all on the honor system. Don’t forget to post your experience on social media using #Chatham250!

  4. Complete at least 10 passport activities to earn a Chatham 250 Swag Bag.

  5. Upload your completed passport on the Chatham 250 website or drop-off at a Chatham County Library book drop by October 23rd

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Antique Pocket Watch

Chatham 250 Time Capsule

Chatham County 



Check out our past Chatham 250 Events:

  • Sidewalk Chalk Festival
    Sat, Sep 11
    The Park at Briar Chapel
    Sep 11, 2021, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Park at Briar Chapel, 1015 Andrews Store Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
    Creative Arts - Sidewalk Chalk Festival Sponsored by Carolina Meadows Saturday, September 11th, 2021
  • A Look Into Chatham's Past
    Aug 10, 2021, 4:00 PM
    Chatham resident Ella Sullivan shares her Girl Scout Gold Award project entitled A Look Into Chatham’s Past.
  • Agriculture Photo Contest
    Wed, Aug 04
    Aug 04, 2021, 12:00 PM – 11:59 PM EDT
    Agriculture Photo Contest Sponsored by Chatham County Farm Bureau Submissions due August 1st, 2021 - DEADLINE EXTEDED to August 4th, 2021 Winners announced in September 2021
  • Great Chatham County Camp Out
    Sat, Jun 26
    Chatham County
    Jun 26, 2021, 6:00 PM EDT – Jun 27, 2021, 10:00 AM EDT
    Chatham County, Chatham County, NC, USA
    Sponsored by Central Electric Saturday, June 26th, 2021 - Sunday, June 27th, 2021 The Chatham County community is invited to spend the night camping at a designated campsite, in your own backyard, a homemade fort, and for one night only, at the B. Everett Jordan Dam!
  • Chatham County History of Communities of Color
    Jun 25, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sponsored by Deep River Chapter Pittsboro NSDAR Join the Chatham Community Library for a series of lectures chronicling the history of communities of color in Chatham County. Pre-registration is required.
  • Chatham 250 Grand Finale Fireworks Display/Show de Fuegos Artificiales
    Nov 13, 2021, 6:30 PM
    Siler City, Siler City, NC 27344, USA
    Sponsored by Town of Siler City/Patrocinado por Siler City Saturday, November 13th at 6:30PM in Siler City Sábado, 13 de Noviembre a las 6:30 PM en Siler City

Chatham 250 Celebration Theme Sponsors

Creative Arts - MOSAIC at Chatham Park


Community and Diversity - Chatham Hospital 


Growth and Change - BOLD

Agriculture - Mountaire Farms


Natural Environment - Duke Energy

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